Shock Wave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive method of treatment focused on resolving pain and injuries, especially chronic conditions in the elbows, feet and shoulders. This new approach to managing pain supported by a range of peer reviewed research with great results for hard to fix areas like Plantar Fasciitis, Patella Tendinopathy and Shoulder Impingment Syndrome.

Shockwave Therapy is used all over the world from the top Harley Street Clinic in London to professional sports teams including Manchester United and Chelsea FC. It is taking the medical world by storm!

Trevor McLeod - Elbow pain

I was struggling with pain in my elbow and I was struggling to lift any of my tools, it made work almost impossible. Luckily Liz was able to help! She was able to asses the area and quickly get the right treatment in. I had 3 sessions of Shockwaves and some additional rehabilitation and now my arm is great! It's amazing how much I relied on my arm and didnt realise! I'm very grateful to BODY FIRST UK and Liz, I can't recommend more highly. 

What can it help with?

Shockwave Therapy can help with:

  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Calcifying Tendonitis of the Shoulder
  • Greater Trochanter Pain Syndrome
  • Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golfer's Elbow)
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Patella Tip Syndrome (Jumper's Knee)
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Sub-Acromial Pain Syndrome

The conditions mentioned above are part of a range of conditions Shockwaves can help with. There are many more musculoskeletal conditions involving Tendons, Muscles and Ligaments shockwaves can help with. 


How does it work

Shock Waves are movements of extremely high pressure caused by, for example, an explosion, an earthquake or a plane breaking the sound barrier. In this equipment the same concept is applied but in a much smaller application. These Shockwaves harmlessly move through the skin and onto the site of injury where they stimulate cellular healing, enhance blood flow and help remove inflammatory cells involved in pain production.

What to expect

Your therapist will need access to the painful area and may ask you to remove items of clothing for this. The treatment can be painful at times and may create a redness of irritation for up to 36 hours. If you experience any of these issue please let you therapist know and they can ensure this is an expected reaction.

Shockwaves Therapy at Body First